About this listing
Enjoy your stay in Costa Rica how it should be! Overlooking the jungle, with great ocean views, wildlife close to reach, in total peace and harmony with nature!
V I L L A M A L I N C H E Q U E P O S
Brand new, very private and extremely quiet Apartment, sleeps 2 + 1, full equipped kitchen, BBQ, cable TV LCD 32", sound system, high speed wifi, bathroom with blower equipped tub
Enjoy the great ocean views with spectacular sunsets in our luxury hammocks. NEW pool on the property !!
A paradise for nature lovers, a private jungle trail leads to a river platform surrounded by lush tropical forest. Colorful birds, butterflies and tropical animals can be watched, as well as all 3 different kinds of monkeys of Costa Rica visit the surrounding trees frequently. The constant breeze invites to relax in- and outside, around tropical flowers and plants.
The interior is carefully designed and manufactured with recycled wood and antique decoration objects from the former banana companies in Quepos. A piece of history!
Location: just up-hill (15 min. walking or 3 min. by car/taxi) from the new Marina of Quepos and weekly farmers market, private access road, save parking.
Ocean views: West - the complete coastline (sunsets!), South - to the peninsula Punta Quepos
Price: $ 120.-/night, maid service, concierge/manager. Day excursions and adventures can be organized on request - there is a lot of FUN out there!
NEW pool on the property, with sun deck, cosy ranchito, hammocks!
The pool is shared only with guests of the two listings on our property:
Tree House https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/275029
Villa Malinche https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/265024
Interaction with Guests
We provide complete privacy in both units, the Tree House and Villa Malinche, but we are here for you if you need to know details of local attractions, activities, beaches, etc.
Very peaceful neighbourhood: Just nature all around us, lots of wildlife! Enjoy it!
TOURS AND ACTIVITIES in the area:
ATV Fourtrax Adventure
Rainforest on Horseback
White Water Rafting
Sport Fishing Charters
Jet Ski Safari
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mangrove Waterway Exploration
Rainmaker Mountain Tour
Manuel Antonio National Park tour
Sunset Sail Cruise
Vanilla Spice Farm Tour
Spa and Yoga
The property is about 15 minutes walking or 3 minutes by car/taxi from downtown Quepos. From there, you have a frequent bus service (every 15 minutes, 60 cents/ride) to the beach and National Park Manuel Antonio. The drive takes about 10 minutes, also by car (parking along the beach or at the entrance of the NP)
Closest airport is San Jose (SJO), with several options for transportation to Quepos:
SANSA AND NATURE AIR are the two local airlines, taking you to Quepos or back to San Jose, the flight is 25 minutes, the ticket cost $ 75.-/pax one way. Both airlines can be found in the web and tickets can be easy purchased online.
INTERBUS AND GRAYLINE: shuttle service with several pick up and drop off locations.
The other option is a van transportation, pick up at the airport upon your arrival and drop off at Villa Malinche. This way you can already enjoy your drive from the Central Valley to the Pacific Coast.
VAN TRANSPORTATION: door to door service (any time day or night)
Ask us for the current price.
You can, of course, also rent a vehicle and drive by yourself, but I can always see the guests arriving very exhausted. For your individual transportation then in Manuel Antonio, there are several rental car companies with similar cars and prices:
RENTAL CAR COMPANIES represented in QUEPOS:
Thrifty, Hertz, Alamo, Adobe, Budget, Toyota, Economy, National
Other Things to Note
If your dates are not available, check our other listing:
The Tree House: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/275029
No smoking inside of the house
Don't feed the monkeys !!!
Relax and take it easy!
Use the Safe for your valuables and electronics!
Lock the windows and doors!
My partner and I stayed at the villa Malinche for 10 days in August. We had a wonderful time! Thomas and Lili are fantastic hosts. Thomas provided a lot of great information and suggestions to help us with finding activities, transportation, food, etc., and was quick to respond to our many questions. He picked us up from Quepos, and arranged a taxi back for our return, and was available to assist us throughout our stay. The villa is beautiful and a pleasure to stay in. It is very secluded and hidden at the top of a hill. The villa has floor to ceiling glass on three sides, and is very open to the surrounding jungle. It also has screens to keep out most critters. We saw a lot of animals on the property, probably more animals than in the National Park. There is a maid that comes in to clean the place every few days which was great. We also enjoyed the pool and the platform by the creek - the property is big and allows you to experience nature in different ways. Outside of the villa, we took taxis almost everywhere. The place is very close to Quepos which has a lot of supermarkets, bank machines, restaurants, and even a farmers market on the weekend. Thomas arranged for a white water rafting trip to Rio Savegre, and surf lessons at Manuel Antonio beach with his tried and true operators - and we had a great time! After this we spent a couple of days surfing on the beach with the same school. Overall there are many opportunities for relaxation and adventure here, and Thomas and Lili are great hosts to help you make the most of your vacation. I would definitely recommend staying at this villa.
What a beautiful home!! Very private location with awesome views. There was even a sloth in the tree in the backyard and Macaws that flew by while we were there. The hammocks were a bonus as was the pool to relax and enjoy the views. It was also very nice of Thomas to meet us in town so we could follow him up to the residence. He also helped us to plan our waterfall repelling trip. We would definitely stay there again and would recommend Thank you Thomas and Lili.
Villa Malinche was the perfect stay to end our Costa Rica holiday. Thomas was perpetually friendly and helpful, even coming into town to escort us up to the house for the first time!
The room is very clean and modern. The furniture is comfy, but you'll be spending most of your time out on the patio in the hammocks. At night there's a great, cool breeze that you get to feel all of with screened sliding doors on three sides.
It's a quick walk to downtown Quepos and a short drive to Manuel Antonio, but it's honestly hard to leave such a warm, relaxing haven. I can't recommend staying here enough!
We arrived via arranged transportation from San Jose. Galleta was our driver, and he gave us a very informative ride, pointing out much of Costa Rica's beauty. The Villa was exactly as described. Everything was in perfect working order, and the views were breathtaking. Angie assisted us with any questions or desires we had, and the four days flowed smoothly. My only complaint was that they went too fast!
Listing description was 100% accirate. It's actually better than in the pictures!!!! We were a group of 3 and absolutely had the best time. It almost felt like a luxury resort. We had everything that we needed! Short walk away to stock up on groceries. The pool is gorgeous! Monkeys climbed from tree to tree as we swam. They arranged for the BEST whitewater rafting tour. Any question that we had was replied to within minutes by Angie! Thomas was a pleasure to meet! Such a great , laid back guy ....pura vida!
The villa was nestled atop a hill sorrounded by the most beautiful garden: flowers, pineapples, coconuts. Monkeys, a sloth! It was gorgeous and the highlight of our Costa Rican trip.
I never travel to to the same place twice but we're already talking about when we will be returning! The rest of the reviews are spot on, but you really must see it to believe it!
Thank youuuu Angie, Thomas, and Lillie!!!
My husband and I stayed 4 nights in early May 2015 and loved our experience at Villa Malinche! This was our first time booking through Airbnb and would absolutely recommend the service and this location specifically. Thomas was a phenomenal host. He made sure that we had everything that we needed (including stocking the fridge), helped us with recommendations for what to do/where to go for quiet beach outings. He was quick to respond to a few small requests and was genuinely happy to help us. We just got back and are already talking about planning a future trip to Quepos/ Villa Malinche.
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About the Host, Thomas + Lili
Moved from Switzerland 16 years ago, just love it here! The people are "pura vida", life is so easy, the climate is very healthy! Very lucky to have purchased a big piece of property in the Playa Macha area, declared as green zone, where I offer the Tree House and Villa Malinche. It's almost like the National Park, lot's of wildlife and very peaceful, surrounded by lush rain forest!
My wife Lili is a licensed physic therapist, also with a great dedication for massage treatments, she can make you feel in heaven.... Don't miss an onsite treatment during your stay!
We are happy to share this relaxed jungle feeling on our property with the people we meet through Airbnb. Just lay back in the hammocks, taste the famous coffee and watch the monkeys fly by...